Crocodiles are beautiful

Crocodiles are beautiful

“Primeval” “Chilling” “Deadly” These are the adjectives commonly used to describe crocodiles. But beautiful????   Let me explain. Last August cruising on the East Alligator River, that separates Kakadu from Arnhemland, a 3 metre female saltwater crocodile swam – no,...
Wombats are not cute

Wombats are not cute

Wombats are impressive. Wombats are powerful. Wombats are highly intelligent. They are good-looking, yes, but cute is far too diminutive a word for Australia’s most powerful native. One night at Cape Conran in far East Gippsland, Victoria, I travelled out alone in...
5 Amazing Facts about Koala Joeys

5 Amazing Facts about Koala Joeys

1. Baby koalas are called Joeys. All marsupial babies are called joeys – kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, tasmanian devils, possums & bilbys. The meaning/origin is unknown – it’s possibly just a diminutive used at that time for any small animal. Joey as a baby...
Australia’s Megafauna

Australia’s Megafauna

Big animals impress. But what are ‘big animals’ – elephants, rhinos, moose? How about kangaroos, emus, wedge-tailed eagles and goannas? Australia has its share of megafauna, but we Aussies sometimes make the mistake of overlooking our big natives. On a steamy,...